Executive Search for Think Tanks and Public Policy Organizations

Using the executive search process that we have developed specifically for the non-profit sector, DRi has guided a wide variety of think tanks and public policy organizations—from the Brookings Institution to the James A. Baker III Institute—to identify transformative staff at all levels.

DRi searches deliver high-quality candidates—people who are passionately driven by missions and who drive relentlessly toward results—within 60 days. But as experts in the non-profit sector, we believe that we have an obligation to deliver much more than that. After decades of leading non-profit organizations, DRi’s founders created an executive search process designed to meet the short- and long-term needs of the non-profit sector. As one of the most effective search firms in the country, we pledge to recruit only those people who meet our own high standards and to redefine your search expectations in the process.

Our resources make us uniquely suited to deliver on this promise:

Our Team

We are deliberately structured to ensure that one of our leaders plays a hands-on role in every search we conduct. Our leaders understand the careful relationship between fundraising and research that world-class public policy institutes must achieve, and they know how to identify leaders who can work to advance that relationship, promote meaningful and socially significant research, and publicize what are often complex research findings. Our leaders are supported by a carefully structured team of specialists that works together on every assignment. Drawing on our experience in the non-profit sector, our staff includes a dedicated Candidate Stewardship Associate who ensures that candidates have positive impressions of our clients—no matter the outcome of their own candidacies.

Our Network

DRi has built one of the largest networks in the country of leaders qualified for non-profit organizations. Our network includes Executive Directors, program directors, and fundraising and communications leaders who are making life-changing research possible. We use cutting-edge search technologies to put this network at our clients’ fingertips.

Our Integrity

After decades of work with some of the most innovative and effective policy organizations in the country, we have the expertise and the courage to tell you what is right for your non-profit.

How to Get Started

You can learn more about what to expect from DRi’s distinctive approach to executive search; call us at 703-294-6684 to discuss your needs; or request a call and we will reach out to you about your needs at a time that is convenient for you.